I once asked the question “Who likes margaritas?” Boy was that a silly question. I was corrected as to “Who doesn’t like margaritas!?!?” I can’t say I know a single person who doesn’t enjoy a good margarita. While I don’t fancy tequila…I’m head over heels when it comes margaritas. I’m a salt on the rim over the rocks kinda gal and that’s the way to go.
It’s always 5 o’clock in my house and it sure doesn’t need to be summer to enjoy drinking a margarita. Below I have given you the secret to my margarita recipe that I have perfected since living in Florida. First I have the classic margarita and second is my strawberry and cilantro marg. Go get your drank on!
Amanda’s Classic Margarita
Yield: 1 Drink
Mise en Place:
-2 Ounces Tequila (of choice, I’m all about the silver)
-2 Ounces Triple Sec
-4 Ounces Simply Limeade (found either by the butter and eggs or the produce section of the grocery store)
-1 Ounce Orange juice OR Simply lemonade with mango
-1 Lime cut into wedges
-2 pint glasses (if you have a cocktail shaker that works better)
-Shot glass for measuring
-small plate of salt
-Margarita or pint glass
Method of Preparation:
-If your using a margarita glass, place glass in the freezer to chill while making drink.
-Fill pint glasses or cocktail shaker with ice.
-Add in liquors and juices into shaker.
-Cover and shake well. If your doing the pint glass method, pour mix back and forth between the glasses two times to mix.
-Remove glass from freezer. Rub the rim of the glass with the wedge of a lime and roll the edge of glass in a circle on the plate of salt to coat the rim. (Take the empty pint glass and roll the edges around the salt).
-Fill glass with drink leaving the ice behind (leave ice in for the pint glass). Garnish with lime and serve immediately.
Strawberry & Cilantro Margarita:
-Use the same recipe as above
–You will also need: a few cilantro leaves, rough chopped and 2 strawberries.
-In a small bowl, muddle your strawberries and cilantro together until lightly crushed. Add into the drink and shake or mix up.
-Pour into a lightly salted glass and garnish with lime.